You don’t need to work in the field of workforce safety and compliance for long before words like “voluntary” and “recommended” start to lose their meaning. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration and other regulatory agencies have plenty of “voluntary” programs that employers have no choice but to participate in. And there are countless publications containing “recommended practices” that function more like how-tos for avoiding a citation.
Case in point: OSHA’s Outreach Training Program. Through the program, individuals can take either a 10-hour or 30-hour course exploring various topics beyond what safety training needs to cover by law. According to OSHA, it’s a “voluntary program” meant to “promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.”
In reality, the Outreach Training Program is mandatory or practically mandatory for many workers. Various states and local jurisdictions require employees in certain industries (typically construction and the public sector) to complete OSHA 10-hour training—and in some cases, even 30-hour training—before starting on the job.
Here’s what you need to know about OSHA’s 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training:
KPA offers OSHA 10- and 30-hour training at an affordable price point for employers.
Certified by OSHA, these training programs are accessible through KPA EHS, our all-in-one workforce safety and compliance software platform. Managers can track training completions in both tools alongside other required safety course records.
To learn more about OSHA 10 and 30 training, and to see how KPA can improve safety and compliance at your organization, schedule a conversation with us>.